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Is there a way to copy an entire layer?


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Not automatically. But if you turn off the visibility on every other layer and save it as a .PNG, then import it into the other image, it will retain transparency. You'll still have to do blend mode manually, though.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I knew someone would say that. :-) Two problems:

1. It won't save transparency information.

2. Margin of error: you may not select the whole thing.

If you're going to do it that way (that is, if you haven't changed the Transparency on the layer at all), you should use Ctrl+A to select all.

But the way I posted in the original post is the only way to retain layer transparency data.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I knew someone would say that. :-) Two problems:

1. It won't save transparency information.

It won't? *opens PDN and tries* Well, I'll be darned. It won't. But you could just look at the opacity number and set it to the same on the new layer... unless you're using BoltBait's Transparency plugin. Ah well. Another great idea shot down once again by the inestimable David.Atwell.

(some day, I will come up with something you can't gainsay... :P)

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(some day, I will come up with something you can't gainsay... :P)

Undoubtedly. :-) But not today.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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